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Do calories really count?

Prof. Giles Yeo

The basic truth of dieting holds true, to lose weight, you have to burn more energy than you eat. What role do our genes play in influencing what we like to eat? And what affect do genes have on body weight?

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When it comes to losing weight, we are bombarded with different types of diets all year round promising to help us shed the pounds. The basic truth of dieting holds true, to lose weight, you have to burn more energy than you eat. 

Do genes play a big role in our size and shape so if so does our DNA hold clues to our diet? What role do our genes play in influencing what we like to eat? And what affect do genes have on body weight?

Leading geneticist and Professor from Cambridge University Giles Yeo believes how your body handles certain nutrients largely due to where in the world your ancestors were living thousands of years ago. Giles Yeo joins us in The Garden to look at how our genes influence the brain’s control of food intake.

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Getting Into Your Genes

Prof. Giles Yeo

Giles Yeo. A geneticist with over 20 years’ experience dedicated to researching the genetics of obesity. Giles received his PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Cambridge.

Getting Into Your Genes Collection

DNA is the code of life. And it’s the DNA in your genes that determines the traits that make you who and what you are.  Our genes are unique but with so many scientific advancements, what have we learnt about ourselves from our genes?

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